With the Chargers out, will the Padres capture San Diego’s attention? – The San Diego Union-Tribune

The tire tracks on Interstate 5 are still fresh, and the leaders of San Diego’s remaining sports franchise do not wish to join in the invective aimed at the Los Angeles Chargers. The questions that abound in their wake, however, are obvious.

How will the Padres, the city’s historically underachieving baseball club, help fill a gaping void in the community? How might they benefit from the lack of competition? And to what extent, given where they’ll likely fall in the standings?

“We don’t know how much it’s going to help us, but we’d rather see the Chargers have stayed because we think it’s better for San Diego,” Padres owner Ron Fowler said. “We’re going to do exactly what we’ve done, which is to go aggressively after the sports entertainment dollar, and we would’ve done it with the Chargers…

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